Collection Practices Targeted in New CFPB Credit Card Study

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday it’s adding two new topics - debt collection practices and ability-to-repay standards - to a planned second credit card market study that could lead to new rules and enforcement actions Collection & Credit Risk

By |2015-03-19T02:02:53-05:00March 19th, 2015|FCRA|Comments Off on Collection Practices Targeted in New CFPB Credit Card Study

Collection Scam Claims Ties to NY AG’s Office

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an alert Wednesday based on ongoing complaints from consumers reporting being contacted by scammers posing as an attorney from the AG's office. Collection & Credit Risk

By |2017-05-20T11:45:12-05:00February 4th, 2015|FCRA|Comments Off on Collection Scam Claims Ties to NY AG’s Office

Collection Lawsuits, Industry Complaints Drop in November

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuits dropped to a more typical 713 cases (including 66 class action cases) filed in November after a spike to more than 900 in October. Fair Credit Reporting Act lawsuits decreased to 173 (including 14 class action cases) in November from more than 225 a month earlier. Collection & Credit [...]

By |2014-12-29T20:18:00-06:00December 29th, 2014|FCRA|Comments Off on Collection Lawsuits, Industry Complaints Drop in November

ACT Named Education Department’s Top Collection Agency

Account Control Technology Inc. has been recognized as the No. 1 private collection agency on the U.S. Department of Education's unrestricted contract for the quarter ending September 30. Collection & Credit Risk

By |2014-12-03T10:43:00-06:00December 3rd, 2014|FCRA|Comments Off on ACT Named Education Department’s Top Collection Agency

Collection Complaints, Lawsuits Rise in October

Complaints against debt collection companies logged with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rose in October, as did lawsuits citing alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Collection & Credit Risk

By |2014-11-29T08:25:15-06:00November 29th, 2014|FDCPA|Comments Off on Collection Complaints, Lawsuits Rise in October

Collection Agency Charged with $4.1M Fraud

A Georgia-based collection agency and seven employees are facing fraud charges after a federal investigation revealed tactics that prosecutors believe convinced more than 6,000 people to pay the firm an estimated $ 4.1 million in purported debts, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. Collection & Credit Risk

By |2014-11-19T04:46:08-06:00November 19th, 2014|FDCPA|Comments Off on Collection Agency Charged with $4.1M Fraud

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